n.59 May/June 2015
Budget cuts in sight at the Pentagon - The US Congress is gearing up for a battle over the defence budget this year as the two-year accord of 2013 that reduced the impact of spending caps, known as sequestration, approaches its October expiration date. If the two political parties do not agree on an extension – and it seems unlikely they will – it could lead to drastic spending cutbacks. A few proposed cuts have already reached legislators’ desks.
There are few nations in the world in which justice is at the heart of political debates, media information and artistic narratives as it is in the United States. But where does the American prison system stand in relation to the rest of the world and in absolute terms?
by Erik F. Nielsen